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TE Geoff Swaim - Dallas Cowboys

6-4, 250Born: 9-16-1993College: TexasDrafted: Round 7, pick 2015

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 14): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Dec 13): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Dec 12): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 15: at Indianapolis Colts

All TE vs IND

FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Cowboys have surged of late through the air, producing six passing touchdowns over the past three games and by far a season-high 455 yards in the overtime win over the Eagles in Week 14. Amari Cooper has turned into a season-changer for Dallas with six touchdowns in six games with the team including an eye-popping 10-217-3 last week. Michael Gallup has excelled as an ancillary option, separating on deep routes and providing a speed presence downfield. The tight end position has been a glaring disappointment in 2018 but the combination of Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz paired to produce 10-93-0 in a promising Week 14 committee. Dallas is completing a robust 68% of their passes but have allowed the most sacks in the NFL (48), including 10 over the past two weeks. The Colts are the definition of an average defense against the pass. On the season, they have only allowed three quarterbacks to throw for over 300 yards, but have failed to shut anyone down either as the only four quarterbacks to not throw for 240 yards or more were Blaine Gabbert, Derek Anderson, Cody Kessler, and Ryan Tannehill. They are middle of the road in terms of sacks and allowing nearly 72% of passes to be completed (second-highest in the NFL) but contain big plays, allowing the seventh-least plays of 20 or more yards. The Colts are most suspect against tight ends, allowing 11-151-0 to the Houston trio last week and at least 50 yards to Jordan Reed, Rob Gronkowski, and Jared Cook the most productive tight ends on their schedule to-date. Against wide receivers, Indianapolis has not allowed a 100-yard game since Week 4, shutting down DeAndre Hopkins last week to 36 yards as their most notable recent test.

Recent Stats and Projections

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11 at ATL 57 4 24 0 0 2.4
15 at IND PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * * *
15 at IND PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Geoff Swaim's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 11 vs ATL (5 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)

While five targets is the second-most in any game this season for Swaim, he was largely irrelevant for Dallas. Swaim's routes were clustered close to the line of scrimmage and without any touchdown opportunities. Swaim corralled a third-down conversion, but his other three receptions were short and without significance.

2018 Week 10 vs PHI (3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)

Swaim was back in the lineup after missing Week 9. Dalton Schultz gained snaps, however, and Swaim had a mere 13 yards with three short receptions. Swaim and Cole Beasley are competing for the same short-range targets and now Schultz squeezes Swaim's upside within the tight end position. Swaim has only one game of more than 50 yards on the season.

2018 Week 7 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

While Swaim has arguably been Dallas' most efficient receiver through seven weeks, there has been a ceiling to his passing game involvement. This week against Washington saw Swaim catch all three of his targets, including a run-and-catch infused dump-off reception for more than 15 yards. Swaim was injured on the play and did not return. With the bye week up next, Swaim has additional time to heal before Dallas' Week 9 matchup against Tennessee.

2018 Week 6 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Swaim saw only two targets against the Jaguars but caught both opportunities. Swaim came wide open on a deep out route and absorbed a big hit on a quick out, holding on for a 10-yard gain. Swaim has dominated snaps as the starting tight end, but his receiving production has been middling despite looking good on his opportunities.

2018 Week 5 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)

Swaim was underutilized against Houston, seeing a mere three targets will being the most successful option for Dallas' struggling passing game. Swaim gained more than 30 yards on a well-designed screen pass early in the game, showing quality speed for a big tight end. Swaim's other two receptions were impressive, stretching down on a low target to convert a much needed third down and corralling another low pass on the other. Swaim has shown red zone and open field ability over the last two games and with the rest of the Dallas passing game struggling, Swaim has a strong case for a rise in usage going forward.

2018 Week 4 vs DET (5 / 3 / 39 / 1 rec)

Swaim is developing chemistry with Dak Prescott, logging a second straight quality performance. Swaim saw two of his receptions off play-action, the first breaking wide open for 30 yards and plenty of after-the-catch yardage. At the goal line, Swaim was again wide open after a hard play-action fake for his first touchdown of the season. Swaim had an opportunity later in the game for another touchdown, but dropped a target in the end zone. With minimal pressure from the rest of the depth chart, Swaim is seeing high-level snaps and progressing in his passing game role, especially near the end zone.

2018 Week 3 vs SEA (7 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)

After two sluggish games to start the season Swaim logged a solid game against the Seahawks. Swaim led the wide receivers and tight ends in targets and performed well in the short and intermediate areas of the field. Swaim broke a tackle on a deep out reception for his best gain on the day and churned out yards after the catch on another reception. While not seeing any touchdown opportunities this week, Swaim is emerging into a consistent option for Dak Prescott, alongside Cole Beasley, on a struggling Dallas passing game.

2018 Week 1 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Swaim had a dominant snap count against the Panthers in Week 1. Swaim was the primary run-blocker of Dallas' tight ends and added three catches. The most encouraging sign was Swaim being featured on a tight end screen, which was well blocked and Swaim showed some burst for more than 10 yards. Without prominent red zone wide receivers on the roster, Swaim is poised to have a role near the end zone in future weeks with more productive offensive showings.

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Latest News

Cowboys | Week 15 Dallas Cowboys inactives (Sun Dec 16, 11:38 AM) - The Dallas Cowboys have declared TE Geoff Swaim, DE Taco Charlton, WR Tavon Austin, QB Mike White, DL David Irving, OG Zack Martin and LB Chris Covington inactive for Week 15.

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Cowboys | Week 15 injury report for Dallas (Fri Dec 14, 04:22 PM) - Dallas Cowboys DE David Irving (ankle), OG Zack Martin (knee) and TE Geoff Swaim (wrist) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 15. DE Randy Gregory (non-injury) and WR Lance Lenoir (illness) did not practice and are listed as questionable. WR Tavon Austin (groin), LB Sean Lee (hamstring) and OT Tyron Smith (neck) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. CB Anthony Brown (hand) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (ankle, thumb) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

Our View: With Swaim out once again, Blake Jarwin is a desperation play in deep leagues.
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Cowboys | Dallas' Thursday practice report (Thu Dec 13, 07:12 PM) - Dallas Cowboys DE Randy Gregory (non-injury), DE David Irving (ankle), OG Zack Martin (knee) and TE Geoff Swaim (wrist) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 13. WR Tavon Austin (groin), LB Sean Lee (hamstring) and OT Tyron Smith (neck) were limited during practice. CB Anthony Brown (hand) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (ankle, thumb) fully participated in practice.

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Cowboys | Wednesday's practice report for Dallas (Wed Dec 12, 04:28 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (shoulder), DL David Irving (ankle), OG Zack Martin (knee) and TE Geoff Swaim (wrist) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. WR Tavon Austin (groin), LB Sean Lee (hamstring) and OT Tyron Smith (neck) were listed as limited participants, while WR Cole Beasley (foot), CB Anthony Brown (hand) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (ankle, thumb) were able to go full.

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Cowboys | Week 14 Dallas Cowboys inactives (Sun Dec 9, 03:09 PM) - The Dallas Cowboys have declared LB Sean Lee, DE Taco Charlton, TE Geoff Swaim, WR Tavon Austin, QB Mike White, DL David Irving and LB Chris Covington inactive for Week 14.

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Schedule

15@ Indianapolis Colts
16vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17@ New York Giants